Definitions for "Hepatic encephalopathy"
A variety of brain function abnormalities experienced by some patients with liver disease. These most commonly include confusion, disorientation, and insomnia, and may progress to coma. It is caused by a buildup of toxins in the bloodstream during advanced liver failure (see ‘brain fog').
A potentially fatal brain disorder that results when prolonged liver dysfunction caused by excessive alcohol consumption leads to the accumulation of toxic substances in the brain.
A neuropsychiatric manifestation of extensive liver damage caused by chronic or acute liver disease. The condition is characterized by variable consciousness, lethargy, stupor and coma.